Darryl A. Vilt, 82

Published 7:00 am Saturday, February 8, 2020

Darryl A. Vilt, 82, of Waseca, Minnesota, died peacefully on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020, surrounded by his family at Mayo Clinic Health System-Mankato.

Darryl A. Vilt, 82

Born on Nov. 4, 1937, in Austin, Minnesota, Darryl was the son of Frank and Margaret (Thompson) Vilt. He graduated from Austin High School before going on to serve in the U.S. Army. Following his discharge, he graduated from Mankato State University with Masters Degrees in math and English. Darryl married Darla Wood on June 9, 1962, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Truman, Minnesota. He began his teaching career at Breck School in Minneapolis, Minnesota, before moving to Waseca in 1964, where he taught math, driver’s education and was the B squad football coach until retiring. In his retirement, Darryl worked at the Kritzer gas station for several years and also volunteered driving for others. Darryl enjoyed fishing, hunting, playing bridge, crossword puzzles, cribbage, and most of all, spending time with his grandchildren. He was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Waseca and the Waseca Area Retired Educators. He was a past member of the Waseca Lions Club.

He is survived by two sons, Chris (Kim) Vilt of New Prague, Minnesota, and Greg (Stacy) Vilt of North Mankato, Minnesota; and four grandchildren, Fletcher, Ragan, Dylan and Maximus. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; brother, Robert Vilt; and sister, Carol Peterson.

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Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, at Grace Lutheran Church in Waseca. Burial will follow at Woodville Cemetery in Waseca. Visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020, at Dennis Funeral & Cremation Services in Waseca and will continue for one hour before services on Wednesday at the church.